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Thread: VAT changes post Brexit
28/10/2020 11:10:57

Nothing new really

They use VAT to throttle small businesses

If a UK person sells 1 dollar of digital goods to an overseas person they have to register for VAT etc etc

So thousands of talented UK programmers can only do limited stuff through big corporate third parties like app stores

An entire generation of talented programmers with the global market an internet click away... reduced to zero because of some government tw..ts

Edited By Ady1 on 28/10/2020 11:24:49

Thread: Remember that old article by Base Circle ?
28/10/2020 09:58:05

The index locking pin system is really critical or you get errors that mess things up

The whole process is highly dependent on virtually no appreciable errors when using a shaper and is not easy to achieve when being set up from scratch

Thread: For the latest in PC fashion! (Anyone here with a Master's Degree?)
28/10/2020 06:59:43

What's known as "first world problems"

Thread: Yahoo Groups ... The End is [eventually] Nigh
27/10/2020 11:26:00

A repository for a couple of thousand years of human knowledge went down the pan because of those fools

I was only on two sites, Drummond M and BB4W and the amount of stuff donated was incredible

Yahoo is the reason I ceased 90% of my online posting, the net is too fickle for serious stuff

Thread: Memorable topics discussed on this forum
26/10/2020 16:46:12

The V12 dean clarke 2 thread

Thread: The power of Steam
26/10/2020 13:44:52

The railways used steam cranes a lot even in the 1970s because of their power, you would see them on the news after an incident

Thread: Bench filing machine
23/10/2020 17:41:58

I looked at making one years ago but the lack of machine files put me off

Thread: Taking Leave
22/10/2020 23:53:43


Thread: Talkiing pictures
22/10/2020 23:42:07

It's a good channel for restoring your sanity

Thread: Lidl Portable Bandsaw
22/10/2020 11:27:33

You can get fuel line on ebay for buttons

My Lidl genny will have all its fuel lines replaced before I use it because they are not see-through pipe

Long term I want to try and make an electric drill starter for it, those pulley things do my head in

22/10/2020 10:15:06

I see the chopsaw is back, very handy for bar work, including aluminium

The only caveat is vice holding flatness, I put a strip of metal under my workpiece to raise it slightly above the base

I need a new grinder and at 20 bananas how can you go wrong

Edited By Ady1 on 22/10/2020 10:17:48

Thread: Harrison L5 Apron/carriage adjust
22/10/2020 09:52:21

page 11

Saddle. To remove lift in the saddle, scrape the faces ofthe front and
rear retaining strips until a sliding fit between bed and saddle is

Thread: Experiences with cordless drills
21/10/2020 23:06:59

I've got various Aldi and Lidl offerings and never been disappointed so far except for the cordless lidl impact guns which have been a bit weedy

I use mine a lot and not had battery issues so far

For general work the impact drill drivers are fine but if you want real grunt then go brushless via 18V plus stuff

I have an Aldi offering which is a wrist breaker, lasts for ages and I use it when drilling steel freehand or reaming out awkward holes with 10mm plus drills

Got to hold it a certain way in case it digs in when doing "reamer" work, if the drillbit stops revolving the drill body takes off


Thread: Mini metro turns 40
21/10/2020 14:14:48

Most makes of car back then had reliability issues or dodgy bodywork, but both were not usually major issues

There was only two really bad makes, Alfa Romeo and British Leyland

Even Fords were a bit more reliable and a bit less rust prone (plus spares were a total doddle)

BL cars had good handling and were fun to drive and I agonised over a dolomite a couple of times but the marque was just so totally jinxed with issues I avoided them

The only good BL offering I ever came across was the Austin Maxi, it handled like a lifeboat but the bodywork was strong and the mechanicals acceptable

21/10/2020 10:56:22

Mini Metro

The potential and theory were wonderful

The execution and reality were a catastrophe

Thread: Car says catalyser is blocked
21/10/2020 10:51:31

Taxi test clean up run required

1 go on dual carriageway

2 do 60 in 2nd or 3rd gear for 10 miles


Thread: Mini metro turns 40
21/10/2020 07:16:37

I bought all sorts of heaps for under 500 quid back then

Swapped one car for a pair of hillwalking boots

...but I never touched a mini metro... no way hosey

'Mocked' Mini Metro turns 40 and finds new fans

Thread: Tailstock Mechanism
21/10/2020 06:50:12

What a fabulous machine

I'd wreck it within a week

A grinder on a super precision lathe... who would have thought it

A bit weird at the end, the centre pop in the bar end is wobbling

Thread: interest renewed
19/10/2020 19:49:50

That workshop is almost empty, loads of room in there devil

Thread: Troubleshooting Instructions
19/10/2020 17:19:23

Can't say I've been impressed with it as a soldering iron but it's been fabulous for killing warts and verrucas

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